Here are the five must-read, must-watch auto news stories and videos for Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
Shares in Mitsubishi Motors Corp. are tumbling today as Mitsubishi revealed that fuel economy tests were manipulatedin over 600,000 JDM vehicles in the last three years, including more than 400,000 vehicles produced for Nissan. Mitsubishi has a history of cover-ups in Japan, which increases the likelihood that this won’t go over well. – Globe & Mail
Consumption of gasoline will increase in 2016 by 600,000 barrels per day, with U.S. demand likely matching peak consumption in 2007. – Bloomberg
Straight-sixes are awfully rare in 2016. But Jaguar, once famous for their smooth inline-six-cylinder engines, is returning to the world if I-6s largely inhabited now by BMW. – CAR CANADA
Three-quarters of Porsche’s Canadian sales are derived from the Macan and Cayenne. More than half the Fords sold in Canada are pickup trucks. The RAV4 is now Toyota Canada’s best-selling model. Mercedes-Benz’s luxury division is 1555 sales ahead of the next-best-selling premium brand, BMW. These details, and details on every auto brand’s first-quarter Canadian sales performance, on Autofocus.
In Saturday Night Live’s humurous Mercedes-Benz AA-Class sketch from this past week, starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus, did anyone else notice that just as the camera pans over the AA-Class’s C-Class’s gorgeous door-mounted Burmester speaker, it’s called a Bose system?